Mount Timbak (2717m) also known as Mount Singakalsa in Atok, Benguet is doubtless one of the most important mountains in the Cordilleras, being the highest of the mountains along Halsema Highway and the range that it straddles. It is the third highest mountain in Luzon, next only to Pulag and Tabayoc.
Mount Timbak or Mt Singakalsa News
I've been hearing from friends that Mt. Timbak and Mt. Tabayoc are just two of the must hiked mountains in the Cordilleras. In terms of altitude, Timbak has 2,717 MASL and garnered an easy trail class - which I think is true. Among the provinces in CAR, Benguet is really a bomb and prominent to tourist, especially hikers, because of its rich forested mountain slopes, hike on relaxing ambiance and a beauty that can only be found in nature, plus a glimpse of the local livelihood.
Aside from Mt. Pulag and Mt. Ulap, what else can we hike in Benguet? Why not try the third highest peak in Luzon, Mt. Timbak, with the height of 2,717 MASL (meters above sea level)?
Major jump-off: KM. 55 in Atok, Benguet
Elevation: 2,717+ MASL (3rd highest mountain in Luzon; 9th highest peak in the Philippines.)
Specs: Minor Climb
Features: Fire Mummies | Village Life | Vegetable Fields | Magnificent views of major Cordillera peaks.
If you are visiting Baguio and want to make a ?travel record?, scaling the third highest peak of Luzon sounds awesome, right?
I have a theory. The reason that this tickle in my throat refuses to go away is because I haven't seen some mountain action since… March, was it? I'm craving going on a hike and breathing pure, unadulterated mountain air, never mind that it gets freezing at some points, and mixed with rain and followed by the heat of the sun. Come to think of it, the last proper hike I did was in February this year, up Mt. TImbac via Atok in Benguet.
All three highest points in Luzon are found in the province (my province) of Benguet. Of course there is Mt. Pulag in Kabayan, and its close neighbor Mt. Tab ...
A Hike to Mt. Timbak(2717 MASL) and Mt. Tabayoc(2842 MASL) located in the province of Benguet the 3rd and 2nd highest Mountain in Luzon.
Not too much footage so expect the video to suck . . but it was a nice trek . .